6. Why do you emphasize the motivation for church life?

The understanding of motivations is a key concept in in the study of Organizational Behavior, as this specialty developed in psychology in the latter half of the 20thcentury.  Relevant Scriptural terms are “heart” and “soul.” I like best Paul’s phrase of “innermost being.”  That the Spirit “influences” and changes our motivations explains most clearly the missing link of the classical distinction between justification without works and sanctification expressed in good works.  The specific works are not important, but the God-given motivation to do them is crucial.

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